Al-Duhail vs Al Ain: Preview and Predictions

Al-Duhail vs Al Ain
AFC Champions League
Date: Tuesday, 15th May 2018
Kick-off at 16:30 UK/ 17:30 CET
Venue: Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium (Doha).

Al-Duhail bagged a priceless 4-2 win in the away leg at Al Ain, now all they need to do is avoid a defeat by 2 goal margin to progress to the Quarter final of the 2018 edition of AFC Champions League.

The Qataris were on blazing home throughout this season and they carried on the momentum in the first leg at Abu Dhabi. They got on the front foot 16 minutes after kick-off and went into the break with a 2-0 lead. It was turning out to be an embarrassing night for Al Ain at their own turf when they conceded 2 more within 10 minutes into the second half. However, two late goals give them some chance to fight when they take the field at Doha on Tuesday.

Yet, Al-Duhail with the home advantage on their side are a tough team to beat. Not only they are unbeaten in all competitions this season, but also lethal in front of goal after netting 3 or more in 7 of their last 8 home games. This could be a tough proposition for Al Ain, who have conceded 10 goals in their last 6 Champions League games.

Al-Duhail vs Al Ain: Head-to-head

Overall, three meetings – Al Ain won the previous two meetings in 2014, before the defeat last week.

Al Ain have found memories of their lone visit to Doha and returned home with a comfortable 5-0 win.

Al-Duhail vs Al Ain: Prediction

We can expect another thrilling contest when these two line-up at the Abdullah bin Khalifa Stadium on Tuesday.

Still, it seems like Al-Duhail are in the form of their lives and this make it difficult for Al Ain to overturn a 2 goal deficit.

Goals can be expected in this match as Al Ain must look to score in the first half to give themselves a fighting chance. So, once again our main pick has to be from the goal markets as we did and tasted success in the first leg.

Al-Duhail vs Al Ain: Bet Tips

  • Both teams to Score @ 1.46 odd.
  • Al-Duhail to win @ 1.65 odd.